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College of Veterinary Medicine

Yan-Jang Huang

Research Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Pathobiology, Kansas State University

Phone: 785-532-0928
Email: yshuang1985@bri.ksu.edu


My research focuses on characterizing the interactions between mosquito-borne viruses and their vectors. The long-term objective of my research is to determine mechanisms that are responsible for the emergence of mosquito-borne viruses in nature and mechanisms that lead to the attenuation of virulent viruses.

Selected publications 

  1. Differential Infectivities among Different Japanese Encephalitis Virus Genotypes in Culex quinquefasciatus Mosquitoes. Yan-Jang S. Huang, Susan M. Hettenbach, So Lee Park, Stephen Higgs, Alan D. T. Barrett, Wei-Wen Hsu, Julie N. Harbin, Lee W. Cohnstaedt, Dana L. Vanlandingham PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (2016) DOI:10.1371/journal.pntd.0005038

  2. Zika viral dynamics and shedding in rhesus and cynomolgus macaques. Christa E Osuna, So-Yon Lim, Claire Deleage, Bryan D Griffin, Derek Stein, Lukas T Schroeder, Robert Omage, Katharine Best, Ma Luo, Peter T Hraber, Hanne Andersen-Elyard, Erwing Fabian Cardozo Ojeda, Scott Huang, Dana L Vanlandingham, Stephen Higgs, Alan S Perelson, Jacob D Estes, David Safronetz, Mark G Lewis, James B Whitney Nature Medicine (2016) doi:10.1038/nm.4206

  3. Rapid development of a DNA vaccine for Zika virus. Kimberly A Dowd, Sung-Youl Ko, Kaitlyn M Morabito, Eun Sung Yang, Rebecca S Pelc, Christina R DeMaso, Leda R Castilho, Peter Abbink, Michael Boyd, Ramya Nityanandam, David N Gordon, John Robert Gallagher, Xuejun Chen, John-Paul Todd, Yaroslav Tsybovsky, Audray Harris, Yan-Jang S Huang, Stephen Higgs, Dana L Vanlandingham, Hanne Andersen, Mark G Lewis, Rafael De La Barrera, Kenneth H Eckels, Richard G Jarman, Martha C Nason, Dan H Barouch, Mario Roederer, Wing-Pui Kong, John R Mascola, Theodore C Pierson, Barney S Graham Science (2016) DOI: 10.1126/science.aai9137

  4. Culex Species Mosquitoes and Zika Virus. Yan-Jang S Huang, Victoria B Ayers, Amy C Lyons, Isik Unlu, Barry W Alto, Lee W Cohnstaedt, Stephen Higgs, Dana L Vanlandingham Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases (2016) Volume 16, Number 10, page 673-676

  5. Susceptibility of a North American Culex quinquefasciatus to Japanese Encephalitis Virus. Yan-Jang S Huang, Julie N Harbin, Susan M Hettenbach, Elin Maki, Lee W Cohnstaedt, Alan DT Barrett, Stephen Higgs, Dana L Vanlandingham Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases (2015) Volume 15, Number 11, page 709-711